ICEEFT Certified Trainer and Supervisor
Kathryn is the Director of the Washington Baltimore Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), where she also has a private practice. She works extensively with couples where one or both partners have endured trauma and has written and presented on the application of EFT with trauma numerous times.
In addition to teaching the special topics training of EFT + Trauma, Kathryn also is well known for teaching the Stage Two Change Events of EFT. After completing the first analysis of the Withdrawer Re-engagement Change Event for her dissertation, she teaches the process of coming alongside Withdrawers and their partners many times a year. She also recently released a Withdrawer Re-engagement Training Video and a Pursuer Softening Training Video.
Kathryn presents and teaches EFT and the Hold Me Tight Educational Program at many conferences such as the Psychotherapy Networker, AAMFT Annual Conference, and EFT Summit and trains mental health professionals in EFT many times a year in various locations across the U.S. and Europe (Dutch Defense Ministry; Danish, Swedish, Dutch, Flemish, & German mental health professionals). Kathryn has trained U.S. Army Chaplains & European Regional Medical Command in EFT and worked with military couples at installations in the U.S. & Germany. She consulted monthly with the Canadian Veterans Affairs for three years and continues to consult monthly for the U.S. Veterans Administration since 2011. Kathryn, along with the originator of EFT Dr. Sue Johnson, was a co-founder and co-director of Strong Bonds, Strong Couples, LLC, which provided EFT-based weekend retreats for Soldiers & Marines coming home from the wars Iraq and Afghanistan and their partners.
Kathryn was voted a Top Couples Therapist in Washington, D.C. by the Washingtonian magazine in December 2012. A clinical fellow and approved Supervisor of AAMFT, she has authored or co-authored ten articles/chapters on the application of EFT.